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Published on February 21, 2024
San Jose Marks Ninth Traffic-Related Death After Pedestrian Succumbs to Injuries From February CollisionSource: Google Street View

The streets of San Jose were marked by tragedy once again as another pedestrian died following a vehicle collision earlier this month, according to the San Jose Police Department. The incident, which occurred on February 10, led to the ninth traffic-related death in the city this year, marking a persisting surge in fatal accidents.

Walking northbound against a red light in the east crosswalk of Story Road and Galahad Avenue, an adult male pedestrian was struck by a 2015 white Honda Civic sedan. The Honda, driven by an adult male through a green light heading eastbound on Story Road, collided with the pedestrian around 12:13 PM, police said. The man was originally stabilized after being transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries following the crash.

The driver in the collision remained on the scene and has been cooperating with the ongoing investigation. This latest fatality has raised San Jose's pedestrian death toll to six for the year, highlighting a concerning trend in traffic-related incidents.

Sadly, after a tenacious fight, the injured pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on February 20. The identity of the victim, as is protocol, is being withheld until the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office can both confirm it and notify the victim's next of kin, officials released.

As the San Jose Police Department's Traffic Investigations Unit delves deeper into the circumstances that converted an ordinary crosswalk into a scene of misfortune, Detective Aldinger has been leading the charge. The department has called for any witnesses or those with information to come forward, urging them to contact Detective Aldinger directly via email at [email protected] or by phone at 408-277-4654.

In addition to traditional avenues, tips can also be submitted anonymously through the P3TIPS mobile app, the tip line at (408) 947-STOP, or the website www.siliconvalleycrimestoppers.org. It's worth noting Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in this or any other case.